Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
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Bernard James Barton was commissioned Second Lieutenant in The Buffs on the 22nd June 1940 (1).
On the 30th January 1941 he was transferred to the Recce Corps. (2)
- 2007 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM .
After a brief spell as 2i/c No 5 Commando, the then Major John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill (later affectionately known by some as Mad Jack) moved to 2i/c No 3 Commando. Wounded during Operation Archery at Vaagso 27 December 1941.
Captain John Coates, attached SOE, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Field.
Captain William Cunningham, 'Y' Troop Commander, was appointed the Distinguished Service Order for gallant and distinguished service  during operations at at the Pachino Peninsula, Sicily, on the 10th July 1943 .
 London Gazette 36229, page 4812.
 National Archives file WO373/47/132.
- 1943 promoted Major and 2nd in command of No 4 Commando replacing Major Derek Mills-Roberts who left to command No 6 Commando.
- April 1943 Lord Lovat left No 4 Commando and Major Dawson became Commanding Officer.
On the 28th June 1940 Captain J.F. Durnford-Slater was appointed Lieut. Colonel and ordered to raise and command No 3 Commando after volunteering for Special Service whilst Adjutant of the 23rd Medium and Heavy Training Regt., RA.
Lt. Col. John Malise Graham, MC, is listed as the senior officer on a roll of Officers serving with Middle East Commando (1st S.S. Regiment) 1st July 1942.
- Commanding Officer 41RM Commando on D Day, awarded the Military Cross.
- 19 March 2013 (Colonel) promoted Brigadier .
- 9 May 2018 promoted Major General .
- 2011 Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM .
- 22 August 2011 promoted Colonel .
- 30 August 2017 to retired list .
An extract from Fighting Heroes of the Intelligence Corps
Born 1907; educated at Eton College and Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; joined Royal Horse Guards, Mar 1927, 2nd Lt, 1927; Lt 1930; Capt 1934; married Angela Claire Louise (née Dudley Ward), 1935; instructor on anti-gas and air defence measures, School of Military Engineering, Chatham, Dec 1937; General Staff Officer, Grade 3 (passive air defence) in department of Chief of Imperial General S
Lord Lovat first enlisted in the Scots Guards in 1932, leaving the army in 1937. Two years later at the outbreak of war he rejoined the Army in the Lovat Scouts. Lord Lovat was part of a small but elite group of men who formed the idea of a Special Training Centre, agreed on the location, and devised and implemented a course of training once it was approved.
- 1951 (Lieutenant Colonel) (42 CommandoRM) appointed O.B.E. for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya .
- 16 May 2016 promoted General and to be Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The QUEEN .
- Appointed C.B. 13 June 2015 .
Born in 1908; educated at Liverpool College and Oxford University; worked for his father's firm of solicitors, 1935; joined Supplementary Reserve of Officers, Irish Guards, 1936; joined 1 Bn, Irish Guards, 1939-1942, and served in Norway; transferred to special services No 4 Commando, 1942; took part in Dieppe Raid, Aug 1942; Lt Col, 1943; Commanding Officer, No 6 Commando, North Africa, 1943;
- 20 January 1941 (Acting Commander) appointed Distinguished Service Order for coolness, skill and devotion to duty while serving in the Mediterranean .
- December 2020 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) .
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Farndale Phillips was the Commanding Officer of No. 47 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines, during operations at Normandy and Walcheren. Post war he commanded 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines during operations in Malaya.
- 1 September 1923 appointed Probationary 2nd Lieutenant RM [*].
- By February 1946 Lt. Colonel Price had replaced Lt. Colonel Komrower as Commandant of the Commanding Basic Training Centre [1B].
- 28 March 1935 (Major) appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order .
- 1943 Commanding Officer 11th RM Bn. .
Captain Edward Shuldham was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for distinguished service in operations in Korean waters.
5 July 1940 (Colonel) (Royal Marines) Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of his service as Commander of 'Force Sturges' to establish a base on Iceland .
- 1945, 8 January, Commanding Officer 27RM Battalion .
- 1945, Distinguished Service Order for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe with 27 RM Bn. [ 2].
- Promoted Temporary Captain April 1940, Acting Temporary Major November 1941, and Second in Command of 5RM in June 1942.
- He was transported to Germany and imprisoned at Oflag O9/AH at Spangenberg .
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